Wilson, N. C, June 15, 1926
Tarboro, N, C, Sept, 16, 1926
Tarboro, N. O, Sept, 27, 1926
Statesville, N, G„ (Synod) Oct, 13, 1926
Seventy-Fifth Stated Meeting
Nahalah Church (near Scotland Neck, N. CO
^"Div^hT October 26, 1026
1926 Called Meeting
ilson, N. O, Dec. 23, 1926
Stated Clerk— Eev. J. N. H. Summerell New Bern, N. 0., 1929.
Treasurer — Eev. A. J. Crane, Tarboro, N. C, 1929.
Trustees of Presbytery — H. H. Taylor, Chairman, Tarboro; C.
A. Johnson, Tarboro; A. P. Thorpe, Rocky Mount.
Trustees of Davidson College — Exit Fall 1928: Rev. J. N. H.
Summerell, New Bern; Exit Fall of 1927: Thos. G. Hyman, New
Trustees of Peace Institute — Exit Fall 1929: Rev. H. B. Searight,
Washington; Exit Fall 1927: Mr. Nathan O 'Berry, Goldsboro.
Historian— Rev. J. N. H. Summerell, 1929.
1. Presbyterial Home Missions — 1928:Revs. H. B. Searight, Chair-
man; A. J. Crane, Superintendent; J. N. H. Summerell, W. S. Harden,
C. G. Lynch, Elders B. W. Moseley, H H. Taylor, W. L. Groom, E. L.
Stewart, S. & F.
2. Assembly's & Synod's Home Missions — 1928: Revs. Scatter-
good, Chairman; W. T. Wadley, Elder John Slaughter. S. & F.
3. Foreign Missions — 1927: Revs. W. T. "Wadley, Chairman; J.
A. Vache, Elder W. C. Dresbach. F. & S.
4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — 1927: Revs. H.
H. Leach, Chairman; H. B. Searight, Elders S. K. Fountain, C. M.
Brown. S. & F.
5. Religious Education — 1927: Rev. W. A. Gamble, Chairman:
W. A. Dees.
Sec. 1.— Sunday Schools: Rev. W. A. Gamble, Elder Dr. W. L.
Sec. 2— Y. P. Work: Rev. D. H. Dulin, Elder Dr. J. R. Edmund-
6. Women's Societies— 1927: Rev. J. L. Yandell, S.
7. Schools and Colleges — 1928: Chairman; Rev. Peter Mc-
Intyre; Elder R. H. Bachman. S. & F.
8. Orphans' Home— 1929: Revs. J. A. Satterfield, J. A. Vache;
Elders W. G. Sheppard, Dr. W. L. Hand. F.
9. Bible Cause— 1929: Eev. L. Cook Campbell; Elders W. L.
Groom, David Joyner. F.
(Continued to Inside Back Cover Page)
Wilson, N. O, June 15, 1926
Tarboro, N. C, Sept. 16, 1926
Tarboro, N. C. t Sept. 27, 1926
Statesville, N. O, (Synod) Oct. 13, 1926
Seventy-Fifth Stated Meeting
Nahalah Church (near Scotland Neck, N. C.)
October 26, 1926
Wilson, N. C, Dec. 23, 1926
Wilson, N. C., June 15, 1926.
Albemarle Presbytery met at 3 :00 p. m., in the Presby-
Present — Rev. Messrs. Scattergood, Searight, Summerell,
Satterfield, Crane, Yandell, Dulin, Leach, Campbell, Fleming,
Harden ; Elders — A. N. Daniel, of Wilson, and C. S. Over-
man, of Berea.
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator and was
opened with prayer by Rev. W. S. Harden.
Rev. Joe Mack, of Granville Presbytery, was invited to
sit as a visiting brother.
Bro. Mack stated that his presence was on business con-
cerning the transfer of the property of Roanoke Rapids Pres-
byterian church from Albemarle Presbytery to Granville.
This property was deeded in 1921 to the Trustees of the Pres-
bytery: Jno. Webb, Leo. D. Heartt, and George Howard, and
their successors in office.
The request of that church, through its pastor, Mr. Mack,
is, that the Presbytery of Albemarle direct its Board of Trus-
tees, Messrs. H. H. Taylor, C. A. Johnson, and A. P. Thorpe
to transfer the title of said property to the local Trustees of
the Roanoke Rapids Presbyterian church, namely : A. L. Clark,
P. L. Nash, and J. R. Manning, and their successors in office.
This request was, on motion, granted, and the Clerk was
ordered to issue the necessary papers.
Rev. E. C. Lynch, of West Lexington Presbytery, was in-
troduced as a visiting brother. He presented a dismission, in
due form, from his Presbytery to Albemarle. After the pre-
scribed examination, he was received and his name enrolled.
A call was read from the Wilson church for the pastoral
services of Mr. Lynch. This call was found irregular as to
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its formal requirements, but after the Presbytery learned the
circumstances, this irregularity in form was waived, and the
Call was placed in Mr. Lynch 's hands, accepted by him, and
the following Commission was named to install him, at such
time as might be found most convenient to the church, to the
pastor-elect, and to the Commission : Rev. L. Cook Campbell
to preside, Rev. H. B. Searight to charge the pastor ; Elder
Harry Smith, with W. L. Groom, Alternate, to charge the
people. Rev. J. B. Massie, a former pastor, was requested to
preach the sermon, with Rev. Willard Conger, Alternate.
Nahalah church was chosen as place for the regular Fall
Sessions : Tuesday, two weeks after the meeting of Synod,
the time, 7 :30 p. m.
Rev. Mr. Lynch was chosen to preach the Presbyterial
Sermon ; the subject to be selected after a further conference
with the Nahalah Church and Mr. Lynch.
The report of the Committee on Sabbath Observance and
Family Religion was deferred till the Fall Meeting.
The churches of the Presbytery were urged to make an
offering for the support of the cause of the Lord's Day Al-
liance, in the manner and at the time and according to the
plan and desire of the General Assembly.
Presbytery authorized that all renewals of applications
for aid for our beneficiaries be only for the same amounts
as last year.
It was ordered that the Presbytery should meet at the
call of the Moderator during Synod at Statesville.
The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery
adjourned. Closed with prayer by Mr. Lynch.
F. H. Scattergood, Moderator.
J. N. H. Summerell, Clerk.
The 75th semi-annual meeting to be held at Nahalah,
Oct. 26, 1926.
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Tarboro, N. C, Sept. 16, 1926.
The Presbytery of Albemarle convened in Tarboro in the
Howard Memorial Church at 2 :00 p. m.
The Moderator, Rev. F. H. Scattergood, called the Pres-
bytery to order, and led in prayer.
Present — Rev. Messrs. Searight, Fleming, Iverson, Crane,
Wildman, Leach, Hanrahan, Conger, Yandell, Scattergood,
Vache ; Elders — Lovegrove, Nahalah ; Pender, Howard Me-
morial ; Paylor, Farmville ; Brown, Pinetops.
Mr. Yandell, on request, acted as Clerk. The Call was
read, and found in order.
A request, properly executed, has come to the hand of your Mod-
erator for a call meeting- of Albemarle Presbytery, to be convened at
Tarboro, N. C, Howard Memorial Church, Thursday, Sept. 16, 1926,
at 2:00 p. m., to transact the following itenls of business:
1st — Examine Mr. W. Arnett Gamble, Jr., a candidate for the
ministry, for Licensure and Ordination.
2nd — To take order for his installation as pastor of the Pine-
3rd — To consider a Spiritual Life Conference.
FRANK H. SCATTERGOOD, Moderator.
Elizabeth City, N. G, Aug. 30th, 1926.
The Presbytery then entered upon the Examination of
Candidate W. A. Gamble. His diplomas from Davidson Col-
lege and Union Seminary, were accepted in lieu of Examina-
tions on Languages, and Church History. He was the'n ex-
amined on all of the subjects required by Book of Church
Order — each approved. Then was heard the Popular Lec-
ture, the Exegesis, Thesis, and Sermon, whose text was, "And
we know that all things work together for good to them that
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love God, to those who are the called, according to his pur-
pose. ' ' — Romans 8 :28.
Each being- satisfactory, as parts of trial, the whole ex-
amination was approved and sustained and the following Com-
mission was appointed to license and ordain and install W.
Arnett Gamble at Pinetops church on Oct. 10th, at 11 :00
a. m. : A. J. Crane, J. T. Wildman, G. B. Hanrahan ; Elders
Jno. R Pender, B. W. Brown.
Presbytery declined to appoint a time and arrange for
a Spiritual Life Conference.
The Minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad-
journed, being closed with prayer.
F. H. Scattergood, Moderator.
J. L. Yandell, Temporary Clerk.
Attest — J. N. H. Summerell, Stated Clerk.
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Tarboro, N. C, Sept. 27, 1926.
The Presbytery of Albemarle met in Tarboro in the How-
ard Memorial church at 2 :00 p. m. In the absence of the
Moderator, Rev. A. J. Crane, the oldest member present, acted
Presbytery was opened with prayer by Rev. Daniel Iver-
son. Mr. Yandell acted as Temporary Clerk.
Present — Rev. Messrs. Crane, Iverson, Yandell, Harden.
Satterfield ; Elders — R. B. Peters, of Howard Memorial and
J. T. Lawrence of Win. and Mary Hart Chapel (no roll was
given by the Temporary Clerk, and the Stated Clerk had to
guess who was present.)
The Call was read and found in order.
September 16, 1927.
This is to notify you that Presbytery is constitutionally called
to meet in Tarboro, Monday, Sept. 27th, at 2:00 p. m., for the purpose
of considering the resignation of Rev. Daniel Iverson as pastor of
Howard Memorial Presbyterian church and William and Mary Hart
Chapel and all other items of business growing out of said resigna-
F. H. SCATTERGOOD, Moderator.
Mr. Iverson. in tendering his resignation of his churches,
gave his reasons for requesting the dissolution of the pastoral
relation now existing. Elder R. B. Peters stated that How-
ard Memorial church concurred in the request and Elder J.
T. Lawrence stated that Wm. and Mary Hart Chapel also con-
curred. The resignation was accepted and the pastoral rela-
tionship was dissolved to take effect early in October. And a
letter of dismission to St. John's Presbytery, Synod of Flor-
ida, was granted Mr. Iverson.
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On motion, the Moderator was requested to appoint some
one to preach in both churches, and officially declare them
vacant. Rev. J. A. Vache was appointed.
The minutes were read and approved, and after prayer
the Presbytery adjourned.
A. J. Crane, Moderator.
J. L. Yandell, Temporary Clerk.
Attest — J. N. H. Summerell, Stated Clerk.
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Statesville, N. C., Oct, 13, 1926.
The Presbytery of Albemarle met in a committee room
of the Presbyterian church at the call of the Moderator.
Present — Rev. F. H. Seattergood, Moderator, Rev. Messrs.
Searight, Crane. Summerell, Fleming, Vache, Dulin, Hanra-
han, Wildman, Mclntyre. Gamble, Campbell, Satterfield, Wad-
ley, Lynch, Harden ; Elder E. A. Williams, of Calvary church.
Presbytery was opened with prayer by Rev. Peter Mc-
lntyre. Rev. Marion Huske, of Orange Presbytery was in-
troduced. He came, representing the Home Mission Com-
mittee of his Presbytery.
Rev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., presented a call from a group of
churches in Orange Presbytery with Hawfields church as a
center, which he wished to accept ; so he tendered his resigna-
tion of Farmville church to Presbytery, requesting the dis-
solution of the pastoral relations there.
The action of Farmville church, reluctantly uniting with
him in the request, was read, Presbytery then accepted the
resignation, to take effect in November as mutually agreed up-
on. Mr. Fleming was granted a letter of dismission to Or-
ange Presbytery. It was with sincere regret that Albemarle
thus parted with Bro. Fleming, especially as an important
church within our bounds had sent him a most nattering call,
but he had felt that he must go to Hawfields church.
Notice was given of a meeting of the Presbyterial Home
Mission Committee at Nahalah church at 3 :00 p. in., October
Presbytery then adjourned to meet at the call of the Mod-
erator. Closed with prayer by Rev. M. Harden.
(Regular Fall meeting at Nahalah church, 7:30 p. in.,
October 26, 1926.)
F. H. Scattergood, Moderator.
Attest — J. N. H. Summerell, Stated Clerk.
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Seventy-Fifth Stated Meeting
Nahalah Church, near Scotland Neck, N. C,
October 26, 1926.
Presbytery of Albemarle met according to adjournment
at 7 :30 p. m.
Rev. F. H. Scattergood, Moderator, preached an earnest
opening sermon from the text : "Let this mind be in you which
was also in Christ Jesus," Phil. 2:5.
Tlic Roll was called and a quorum being present. Pres-
bytery elected unanimously as Moderator, Rev. H. H. Leach,
Evangelist of Pitt County. Rev. W. S. Harden was chosen
Ministers Elders Churches
L. Cook Campbell George Jefferson Fountain
A. J. Crane
D. H. Dulin
W. A. Gamble Dr. B. W. Brown Pinetops
Lee H. Lovegrove Nahalah
W. S. Harden
H. H. Leach
E. C. Lynch IT. D. Brown (2) Wilson
J. A. Satterfield Octavius Joyner Bethlehem
J. J. Ivers Eoeky Mount 2nd
F. H. Scattergood
H. B. Searight
J. N. H. Summerell
W. D. Wadley
J. T. Wildman
Peter Mclntyre W-. A. Dees Goldsboro
Willard Conger (2) C. W. Woodward (2) --Rocky Mount 1st
H. E. Shaw Kinston
R. B. Peters Howard Memorial
J. T. Lawrence_Wm. & Mary Hart Chp.
Rev. E. E. Gillespie of Orange Presbytery, was introduc-
ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERY 235
ed, and as his engagements demanded that he take a very
early train in the morning, he was heard at once as chair-
man of Synodical Home Missions. This being his first ap-
pearance on the floor of this Presbytery, his address, earnest,
and sympathetic of our needs, made the impression on the
brethren that he was a true and worthy successor of the la-
mented Brother A. W. Crawford.
After the address Presbytery was, by request, led in
prayer by Rev. A. J. Crane, with special reference to Synod's
Rev. W. A. Gamble, as chairman of Committee on Hours
and Orders presented the following paper which was adopted.
Mr. Gamble then made a few remarks on Nahalah church, its
lights and shadows, its encouraging outlook. [The church
and grounds had recently undergone repairs and improve-
ments and it made a fine impression on the brethren. — S. C]
HOUES AND OEDEES
Presbytery to convene at 9:00 a. m. to 12:15 p. m. each day;
dinner at 12:30; reconvene at 2:00 p. in. to 5:30 p. m.; night at 7:30 —
adjourning at will.
Devotional service Wednesday morning conducted by the Eev.
A. J. Crane; on Thursday morning by the Rev. H. B. Searight.
Presbyterial Sermon, Wednesday at 11:00 a. m., by the Eev. E.
Popular meeting on Foreign Missions Wednesday night, according
to Standing Rules.
W. A. GAMBLE.
On motion, the time and place of next meeting was ad-
vanced on the Docket and taken up. Dr. B. AY. Brown, Elder
from Pinetops, extended a most cordial invitation to Presby-
tery to hold its next regular meeting in the Presbyterian
church there in April next. The invitation was heartily ac-
cepted. The time was left to be decided upon later.
The minutes of two adjourned meetings and two called
meetings were read as information.
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Presbytery then adjourned. Closed with prayer by Bro.
W. T. Wadley.
SECOND DAY— Morning Session
Wednesday, October 27, 1926.
The Devotional Exercises led by Rev. A. J. Crane, after
which came business.
The minutes of last night's meeting were read and ap-
proved, as corrected.
Communications were read, as follows:
From the Church papers — concerning Church Paper
week. On motion, the action of the Assembly was endorsed,
and the papers recommended, especially to the churches in
this Presbytery was recommended the Presbyterian Standard.
A letter was read from the President of the Young Peo-
ples' League of the Presbytery. Referred to the Committee
A letter from the Clerk of Assembly concerning Bureau
of Vacancy and Supply. Referred to Committee.
From Orphans' Home — Referred to Committee.
From Clerk of Synod relative to matters needing Pres-
byterial action — Referred to Committee on Religious Educa-
From Rev. J. IT. Henderlite, relative to observation of
Sunday, Oct. 31st, as Reformation Day — Referred as informa-
From J. B. Spillman, Secretary of Stewardship, relative
to apportionment to churches — Referred to Systematic Be-
From Assembly's Historical Society — Read and referred
to Committee on Nominations.
ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERY 237
The following report was approved :
The Commission of Albemarle Presbytery, composed of Eevs.
A. J. Crane, G. B. Hanrahan and J. T. Wildman, and Elders John
R. Pender of the Howard Memorial church and Dr. B. W. Brown of
the Pinetops church, met at the P'inetops church October 10th, 1926,
at 11:00 o'clock a. m.
The Commission was called to order by the Moderator, Kev. A.
J. Crane, and opened with prayer. Elder John B. Pender was elected
Clerk of the Commission. The letter of Candidate W. A. Gamble,
dismissing him from the care of the Presbytery of Macon to care of
the Presbytery of Albemarle, was read and Mr. Gamble was received.
The examination of Mr. Gamble for Licensure and Ordination,
held previously by the Presbytery, were passed as satisfactory parts
of trial, and the action of Presbytery in raising this commission was
Eev. D. H. Dulin being present was invited to sit as a correspond-
ing member of the commission, and to take part in the Ordination
The Commission proceeded in the following order: Bev. G. B. Han-
rahan preached the sermon, Bev. A. J. Crane presided, and propound-
ed the constitutional questions.
The Commission then set Mr. Gamble apart to the Gospel Ministry
by the laying on of hands, and prayer by the Moderator.
The Commission then proceeded to the installation in the fol-
lowing manner: The call from Binetops church was found in order,
and placed in Mr. Gamble 's hands, and he signified his acceptance of
the same. The questions to the pastor and congregation being ans-
wered in the affirmative, Rev. J. T. Wildman delivered a solemn
charge to the congregation and Rev. A. J. Crane delivered the charge
to the pastor, and the congregation was dismissed with Apostolic
benediction by the newly installed pastor.
A. J. CEANE, Moderator.
JOHN B. PENDEB, Clerk.
Rev. Mr. Gamble then signed the Pledge, and his name
was officially placed on the Roll of the Presbytery.
The report of the Treasurer was approved:
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TEEASURER 'S REPORT FROM APRIL 1st to DATE
Home Mis. Pres. Fd.
Balance from last year $ 447.77 $ 553.58
Received from churches 2,022.00 219.25
Total $3,319.77 $ 772.93
Paid out 2,964.56 515.64
Balance in Treasurer 354.21 257.29
Total on hand $611.50
Due Bank $400.00. Due on Salaries 400.00
Leaving an apparent deficit Nov. 1st of about 200.00
Total amount due from churches was $3,480.20
Total paid by churches 2,241.25
Balance due from churches 1,239.45
This simply means if the churches had paid in full the amounts
due to September 31st, that we would not have had to borrow any
money, and would have had enough to run us until January 1st, with-
out debt. What shall we do about it ?
A. J. CRANE, Treasurer.
Rev. I. N. Clegg, of Fayetteville Presbytery, was intro-
duced and the privileges of the floor were granted to him.
The following committees were announced by the Mod-
On Devotional Committee — Rev. W. A. Gamble, Chair-
man, Lee H. Lovegrove.
On Attendance — Rev. D. H. Dulin, Chairman, Rev. J. T.
AVildman, H. E. Shaw.
On Minutes of Assembly — Rev H. B. Searight, Chairman,
Rev. F. H. Scattergood, J. J. Ivers.
On Nominations — Rev. A. J. Crane, Chairman, Rev. Peter
Mcintyre, Rev. Willard Conger.
On Resolutions of Thanks — Rev. L. Cook Campbell,
Chairman, Rev. W. T. Wadley.
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Recess was taken for five minutes.
Rev. E. C. Lynch then preached a most carefully thought-
out sermon — making a most favorable impression on the con-
gregation. Text, Acts 16:31 — "Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shall be saved and thy house."
Presbytery then took recess for lunch prepared by the
ladies, which was greatly enjoyed.
SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session
Upon reassembling the Stated Clerk made a verbal report,
which was received as information, as was also a report of
the Superintendent of Home Missions of the Presbytery, and
also the report of the Assembly's and Synod's Home Mission
In connection with this last report, on motion, Presbytery
expressed its appreciation of the address of Rev. E. E. Gilles-
pie on Synod's Home Missions, plans and outlook and a cor-
dial invitation was given him to attend our sessions wmenever
The report on Schools and Colleges was read and adopted,
as follows :
Your committee would call the attention of the Presbytery to
growing interest in our Church schools as shown by the fact that the
schools are not only full, but students are being turned away, about
300 having been turned away from Davidson College.
This interest while gratifying calls for the loyal support of these
institutions, and in the case of Union Seminary the growth in student
body to 151 last year, has meant an added deficit in finances each year
for several years, the institution closing last year with a debt of ap-
In view of this overcrowded condition, and that Albemarle Pres-
bytery has apportioned only l x /-> per cent of our total Benevolent con-
tributions to the cause of Schools and Colleges, and that last year
only about one-half of this amount was paid, and this year out of an
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apportionment of $2,226 to Schools and Colleges we have paid only
.$334, we recommend:
1st — That Union Theological Seminary be put in our budget for
1.3 per cent of our total benevolent contributions, and that each
church be requested to send this percent to Mr. Wm. K. Miller, the
Treasurer of the Seminary, Eichmond, Ya.
2nd. That 6.2 per cent of all our benevolent contributions be sent
to Mr. F. L. Jackson, Treasurer, Davidson, N. C, and that our Church
Treasurers be urged to remit these funds at least quarterly.
3rd. We would heartily approve the plans of the Trustees of
Peace Institute to raise the sum of $300,000 for endowment, and we
would pledge our co-operation and support as a Presbytery, and com-
mend this Institution and this Campaign to our churches.
N. N. FLEMING, Jr., Chairman of Committee.
The report on Christian Education and Ministerial Re-
lief was 'received and approved. On motion, the following
amounts suggested as loans by the chairman were approved,
$175.00 each to Candidate AVildman and Perry.
The report of the Committee on Presbyterial Home Mis-
sions was read and adopted :
Your Committee on Home Missions has nothing of an unusual
nature to report at this time. All our fields have been supplied during
the past six months by sixteen men and two women workers, for all
or part of the time.
Nearly all of them have had special services, and with many fine
results have been reported.
We are glad to call your attention to the fact that one of our
churches which was dissolved some years ago, viz. : Strickland, seems
in a fair way to be resurrected. We have a tine Sunday school going
there now, and in a meeting held by Mr. Dulin and Mr. Flanagan
more than a year ago, several members were received, and this yea* 1
four grown persons with their families were received on letter or
statement, and three children on profession. Steps have been taken
to repair and finish the church building. We hope soon to have a
good church organized there.
The work in Goldsboro and Wayne county is going on nicely
under the direction of Mrs. Geo. W. Butler. Mr. Chas. A. McRae
was there again this Summer, and received some twenty members in
ALBEMARLE PRESBYTERY 241
addition to twenty or more that were received last summer. There
seems to be a good prospect of an organization at Georgetown, in
There seems also a good prospect of an organization at Conetoe
in the near future.
Altogether our work is going forward, not "by leaps and bounds,"
but we hope, solidly and conservatively.
We are very sorry to lose Mr. Fleming from our work in the
Presbytery, but hope soon to be able to put someone in his place who
will carry on the good work he is laying down.
Mr. Gamble has taken up his work with much energy at Pine-
tops and Nahalah, and we predict a successful and forward work in
It is hardly necessary to call attention to the vastly improved
equipment here at Nahalah, for it is very apparent to all who were
familiar with the former condition of the church plant. A very large
part of the credit for this improvement is due to the energy and per-
severance of Eev. J. L. Yandell, who gave freely of his time and
money to this work. The $500 left in the hands of the Trustees of
Presbytery by the will of the late Capt. W. T. Whitehead, of Enfield,
for this church, was also used in this way, and the church owes him
and his heirs much gratitude for this beneficent gift.
The only possible note of gloom that we have to utter is the
financial end of the business, which is brought out in the report of
That in line with a suggestion that comes to us from Synod's
Superintendent of Home Missions, we request that each of our
workers make a careful survey in every mission field in our Presby-
tery, and at every place where they may contemplate beginning work
in order t;i determine whether or not we are putting w T ork and money
to the very best use. It is our desire and purpose to center our ef-
forts on strategic points, where there is an evident opportunity and
need for the work of our church.
H. B. SEAEIGHT, Chairman.
There was no report from the Committee on Church.
and Manse Erection.
Committee on Bihle Cause made the following report :
Of this important though much neglected cause, your committee
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presents some facts. The Budget of the Bible Society is about $1,500,-
000. Distribution of Bibles is about 1,250,000 copies, which cost
54 per cent more than cost, leaving 46 per cent cost to be supplied
by gifts from all Protestant denominations.
An order from China for 1,500,000 copies of the Gospel for dis-
tribution was the largest received last year.
Churches of Albemarle Presbytery are urged to raise the full
apportionment for this cause.
W ere e oinmen d :
1. That pastors, elders, and the auxiliaries give prompt at-
tention and loyal support of this Cause.
2. That pastors and elders in their visits among the people, see
that all families have a Bible in their homes, as far as possible, and
not simply a Testament.
L. COOK CAMPBELL, Chairman.
The Committee on the Orphans' Home read a report
from Mr. J. B. Johnston, Superintendent, which was received
The Committee on Evangelism made the following report :
One hundred and ninety professions of faith are reported; 125 by
We are made sad by the fact that professions show a decrease.
Fourteen of our churches failed to report any addition by profession.
There are 3713 resident members in this Presbytery, and only
190 additions by profession, only 1 soul brought to Christ by 21 mem-
Your committee recommends:
1. That the Spring meeting of Presbytery be designated as a
Presbytery of Evangelism.
2. That your Committee of Evangelism, together with the Chair-
man and Superintendent of Presbytery's Home Missions, be appoint-
ed to arrange a definite programme for the Spring meeting, and that
ample time be given to the consideration of this vital subject.
3. That the Home Mission Superintendent urge all ministers
to iill their Evangelistic appointments.
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4. That we pray earnestly that the Lord of the harvest may
thrust forth laborers into His vineyard.
J. A. SATTEBFIELD, Chairman.
On motion, a special committee was appointed to report
a feasible method of paying expenses of representatives to
the meetings of Presbytery, and to report at this meeting.
Committee: Revs. E. C. Lynch, F. H. Scattergood, Elder
W. A. Dees.
The report on Sabbath Observance and Family Religion
was read, amended and adopted, as folloAvs :
Considering the wide-spread desecration of the Sabbath and the
sad neglect of the Family Altar, your committee recommends:
1. In ord r to increase interest in the proper observance of the
Lord's Day, and in the erection of family altars, it is recommended
that our ministers preach frequently on these subjects; and also where
the way is clear, exchange pulpits, for the purpose of preaching on
2. That young people's organizations, woman's auxiliaries, and
men's organizations be urged to do what they can to promote Sabbath
Observance and to establish, if possible, a Family Altar in every
3. That a report be sent to the chairman two weeks before the
Spring Meeting of Presbytery by every pastor, telling, if possible,
the visible results obtained from the above, and the number of Fam-
ily Altars established this year.
D. H. DULIN,
J. B. SPAEBOW,
The Special Committee appointed on Expenses to Pres-
b} T tery reported as follows :
1. That the expenses of ministers in fields of work under the
direction of the Home Mission Committee, incurred in their attend-
ance upon stated meetings of Presbytery, be paid out of the Presby-
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2. That a Standing' Auditing Committee be appointed, who shall
audit and approve all expense accounts, and make recommendation
The time of the Spring Meeting was fixed : Tuesday, April
12, 1927, 7 :30 p. m., in the Pinetops church.
The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence
and Stewardship was read and after discussion, was amended
and recommendations adopted, as follows :
1. We recommend that the percentage of Beneficences between
the General Assembly and local causes be changed from 60-40 to 50-50,
the extra 10 per cent being divided as follows: 2% per cent to Syn-
od's Home Missions; 2 1 /2 per cent to Barium Springs; 2% per cent
to Schools and Colleges; 2% per cent to Presbytery's Home Missions.
2. That the Stated Clerk be directed to notify the Secretary of
Stewardship of the Synod that our Presbytery makes, and publishes,
and distributes its own Apportionment Table, and does not desire
Tables published by Synod's Secretary to be sent to the ministers
ami officers of our churches of this Presbytery.
3. The Presbytery of Albemarle does not see the way clear to
raise the amount recommended by Synod for the personal support of
the Synod's Stewardship Committee by increasing its Presbyterial
Tax, but judges it best to leave this matter to the individual churches;
and our Stewardship Committee is asked to furnish the churches with
statistical information that will enable those churches that desire
to contribute, to do so.
4. That pastors and church officers exercise greater diligence in
their effort to secure a subscription from every member of the church,
and not be content with simply raising the Budget of their church,
recognizing that church members who do not w r orship God with their
substance as He has blessed them fail to have a part with Christ in
reconciling the world to Himself.
5. That Barium Springs Orphanage be allotted the Thanksgiv-
ing Offering and that every church be urged to make this offering
equal at least to the amount assigned in the Budget and that this
offering be not considered as a part of the Benevolent Askings for
the Orphanage but as an over and above gift.
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6. That all churches be urged to assume some definite part of the
Foreign Mission Budget so that there may be developed in each a
more personal interest in this work.
7. That Church Treasurers be urged not to use Benevolent
Funds for the purpose of paying Pastors ' Salaries and Current Expen-
8. That Pastors and Church Officers give greater diligence in
bringing men and women to understand the command of Jesus when
he said: "Lay up for yourselves Treasures in Heaven," so that our
members may receive the joy of giving in this life and the reward in
the life to come.
9. That Pastors, Elders and- Deacons be urged to co-operate with
the Advisory Council of Business Men and Women in their effort to
balance the Benevolent Askings of the Synod.
10. That November be designated as Stewardship Month, and
that " Koyal Partnership" by M. E. Melvin be the Stewardship Book
to be studied. That the week of February 14th to 20th be designated
as Loyalty Week; that March loth, 1927, be designated as Every Mem-
ber Canvass Day; that the week ending March 31, 1927, be observed as
Pay Up Week.
11. That the Stewardship Committee hold Stewardship Confer-
ences in the Presbytery as heretofore.
12. That the Men-of-the-Church, Woman 's Auxiliaries, Sunday
Schools and Young People's Societies, be urged to give careful thought
to the five departments of the Progressive Program: 1st, Spiritual
Life; 2nd, Evangelism and Missions; 3rd, Christian Training; 4th
Stewardship; 5th, Christian Social Service; and that as they contain
the entire work of the Church the promotion of these five depart-
ments of the Progressive Program be considered their principle task.
The Stated Clerk was instructed to send out the new ap-
portionment table to all the churches in ample time for their
The report of the Nomination Committee was adopted.
Replying to the communication from the Assembly's
Historical Committee, it was ordered that the Stated Clerk
send a sketch of Dr. Summereirs labors in this Presbytery,
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also a photograph. He being the only charter member still
in Albemarle Presbytery.
Presbytery took recess till 7 :30 p. m.
Upon reassembling, a popular meeting on the subject of
Foreign Missions was held. Chairman "Wadley being in charge.
After devotional services the report was read, and addresses
were made by Messrs. Crane and Harden. A special prayer
was, on motion, offered by the Moderator for Foreign Mis-
sionaries and especially for our own, Rev. 0. C. Williamson,
The report was then adopted:
REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS
Your committee on Foreign Missions would report as follows:
We find that our Foreign Missions Committee lias been, and is,
suffering along with all our other Executive Committees from a lack
of funds to adequately finance the work already begun.
For a number of years, this executive agency of ours has had to
boriow and pay interest on money, in order to keep the workers in
the fields and the work going. And this debt at the banks has gradu-
ally grown until now it is embarrassingly large and almost prohibi-
tive of further increase. W'e all know that this accumulation of
debt cannot go on forever. It would not be sound and economic
business. And that is why our Committee at Nashville has resolved
not to enlarge the work or send out additional workers, except as may
be necessary to maintain the work already begun.
But just here, let us say that an encouraging and growing move
has been started, which promises greatly to reduce the indebtedness
of our Foreign Mission Committee, if not to wipe it out altogether.
We refer to the challenge fund inaugurated by the church at Bristol,
Tenn. It is reported that many churches and societies, botli large
and small, have accepted the challenge of the Bristol church to make
a special gift, equivalent to one dollar per member, toward wiping out
the indebtedness of our Assembly's Home and Foreign Mission Com-
mittees. And we rejoice in this encouraging sign, and commend the
challenge to all who may be able to accept it.
But to wips cat the present indebtedness and be able to maintain
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the work alrea.ly begun is not enough to satisfy our compassionate
souls and yearning hearts. For we feel that we must make haste to
carry the Gospel of salvation to the ends of the earth and preach it to
every creature. For the unsaved are dying at an astonishing rate
and passing forever beyond the reach and saving power of the gospel.
What we do for the salvation of those now living on earth, we must
do quickly. And ours is the only generation directly responsible for
their salvation. And if we blow not the gospel trumpet, and warn
them, they will die in their iniquity; and God says that He will re-
quire their blood at our hands.
We also find that there is much new work that could be opened
up and prosecuted to the growth of the kingdom of salvation and to
the glory and joy of Him who died to save sinners, if only the money
was in hand to pay the necessary expenses of the work.
And beyond doubt, ample money would very soon be available,
if only Southern Presbyterians could find it in their hearts to quit
robbing God and pay Him what they owe. To be sure, we have our
poor, as do all other denominations. But, as a whole, our church is
amply able to double and even treble her financial support of the
We find that there are many young men and young women who
have spent much time, and money, and hard study in preparation of
themselves for work in the foreign fields to which they believe God
is calling them to labor; and they are more than willing to go and
work in these fields to which they believe God is calling them to la-
work in these fields. And what a sorrow, and shame, and disap-
pointment it is that they should be kept still waiting to hear their
church say, Go, and be our partners in these fields in which God is
calling us to labor, and we will surely furnish adequate support for
th ' work.
Friends, how much longer can these young servants of God, and
our would-be-partners, hold out to wait? How much longer can their
tired patience and disappointed faith in their church endure the
blighting ordeal to which we are subjecting them ? We have long
prayed that God would thrust forth laborers into His harvest. And
he has graciously answered our prayers as far as He can without our
co-operation. Let us now prove the sincerity of our prayers and the
yearning of our hearts for the redemption of lost souls by furnishing
the money to equip and send these young people on to the rich harvest
fields God is calling them and us to labor in.
In view of the above considerations, and others just as impera-
tive, we propose the following recommendations:
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1. That our Presbytery- and its churches accept the percentage
for Foreign Missions recommended by our General Assembly, and
that every church in our Presbytery will make an honest effort to
pay its full quota for Foreign Missions.
2. That our ministers be requested to acquaint their congrega-
tions with more of the facts of our Foreign Mission work.
3. That our churches be urged, as far as practicable, to comply
with the Assembly's request to observe the week ending February
5, 1927, as a week of prayer for Foreign Missions.
4. That all our Young People 's Societies be encouraged to se-
cure from the Educational Department the special missionary pro-
grams already prepared as they are called for in the regular Young
People's Society topic schedules.
5. That our General Assembly's recommendations, respecting
Sunday schools and Young People's Societies be urged upon those in
our Presbytery. Namely:
(1) ''That during the remainder of this year all our Sunday
schools and Young People 's Societies be urged to study intensively
the work of our Korean mission, and that they apply all their Foreign
Mission gifts to the $60,000 being raised this year by our Sunday
Schools for Korea, it being understood, of course, that all such offer-
ings shall be credited to the church as part of its foreign missions ap-
portionment, and not as an additional offering."
(2) "That our Young People's Societies be urged to apply all
their foreign mission offerings to those special missionaries assigned
•by the Asembly to the Southern Presbyterian Young People's Soci-
eties, it being understood that all such offerings shall be credited
to the church as part of its foreign mission apportionment, and not as
an additional offering.''
W. T. WADLEY, Chairman.
The Committee on Thanks offered its resolution, which,
by a rising vote, was approved, and ordered read from the
pulpit at the next Lord's Day service.
Committee on Vacancy and Supply made no report.
Committee on Minutes of Assembly was given orally —
and accepted as information.
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The Committee on the Installation of Rev. E. C. Lynch
at Wilson, reported the work done September 5th, 11 :00 a. in.
Committee on the organization of a church, in East Kins-
ton, reported that the closing of the mill at that point had
scattered so many of the prospective members, that it was
deemed inadvisable to attempt the organization at this time.
The committee's judgment was commended, and it was con-
The committee on a letter of sympathy to Mrs. W. A.
Hart, reported its duty performed.
The Committee on Tillery church reported, giving con-
ditions there. The report was received as information and
the committee was discharged.
Commissioners Searight and Wadley reported their at-
tendance at the Assembly. Their diligence was commended.
The following report of the Committee on Attendance
was read and approved :
Elder Jefferson was excused after 4:00 p. m. today. Messrs.
Mclntyrc, Willard, Dees, and Woodward after 5:30. Messrs. Peters
and Lawrence after afternoon session.
Rev. J. A. Vache was appointed to preach the Presbyte-
rial Sermon at next Spring Meeting.
The Roll was then called and checked off.
Minutes were read and approved. Presbytery then ad-
journed to meet at Pinetops church at 7 :30 p. in., April 12,
1927. Closed with prayer and Benediction.
II. H. Leach, Moderator.
W. S. Harden, Temporary Clerk.
Attest — J. N. H. Summerell, Stated Clerk.
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Wilson, N. C, December 23rd, 1926.
The Presbytery of Albemarle met pursuant to Call, and
was called to order by Rev. A. J. Crane, last Moderator pres-
ent, opened with prayer by Mr. Conger.
Rev. W. A. Gamble was requested to act as Clerk. Pres-
ent, Ministers — A. J. Crane, L. Cook Campbell, J. A. Satter-
field. Willard Conger, D. H. Dulin, E. C, Lynch; Elder H. D.
Brown, of Wilson church.
The Call was read, and by common consent, Wilmington
Presbytery was inserted instead of Fayetteville.
Greenville, N. C, Dec. 10, 1926.
All constitutional requirements being complied with, I hereby call
a meeting of Albemarle Presbytery to be held in the Presbyterian
church, Wilson, N. C, at 10:30 a. m., Thursday, Dec. 23, 1926, to trans-
act the following business:
1. To consider the resignation of Key. D. H. Dulin as Evangelist
of Wilson County;
2. To consider the request of Kev. D. H. Dulin to be dismissed
to the Presbytery of Fayetteville; and,
3. To act on any matters growing out of the above.
H. H. LEACH, Moderator.
Mr. Dulin presented calls from Pike and Rocky Point
chnrches in Wilmington Presbytery, and gave his reasons for
giving up his present work, and for going to Rocky Point.
Revs. II. H. Leach and W. S. Harden came in, and were
enrolled, (delayed in transit). Mr. Leach took the Chair.
Remarks, in extenso, were made by Mr. Crane and Mr.
Lynch. The result was that Mr. Dulin was released from his
work in Wilson County, the calls were found in order, placed
in his hands ; he was granted a letter of dismission to Wilming-
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ton Presbytery, which letter the Stated Clerk was instructed
Mr. Dulin's position on the Committees of Presbytery,
were left unfilled till the Spring Meeting.
No further business being required or allowed, on mo-
tion Presbytery adjourned, closed with prayer by Mr. Satter-
H. H. Leach, Moderator.
W. A. Gamble, Clerk Pro Tern.
Attest — J. N. H. Summerell, Stated Clerk.
10. Men's Work— 1929: Elders N. 0. Warner, Chairman; R. B.
Spencer, Rev. W. S. Harden.
11. Sabbath Observance and Family Religion — 1927: Rev. D. H.
Dulin, Chairman; Elder J. B. Sparrow. E.
12. Evangelism and Prison Work — 1927: Revs. J. A. Satterfield,
Chairman; W. S. Harden, Elder Dr. B. W. Brown. F.
Evangelistic Appointments, S.
13. Systematic Beneficence and Stewardship — 1928: Rev. F. H.
Scattergood, Secretary of Stewardship and ex-orhcio Chairman, A.
J. Crane, Willard Conger, C. E. Thompson. S. & F.
15. Vacancy and Supply — 1928: Revs. H. B. Searight, Chairman;
A. J. Crane, J. N. H. Summerell. F.
16. Auditing Committee — Deacons J. R. Pender, Jr., R. B. Peters,
1. Experimental Religion and Motives for Seeking the Gospel
Ministry — The Moderator.
2. Natural and Exact Sciences — Revs. Willard Conger, Chair-
man; J. T. Wildman, F. H. Scattergood, Elder H. B. Smith.
3. Languages: English, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Latin Thesis, and
Critical Exegesis — Revs. H. B. Searight, Chairman; W. S. Harden,
J. L. Yandell.
4. Church History — Revs. A. J. Crane, Chairman; L. Cook Camp-
5. Theology, Natural and Revealed — Revs. H. B. Searight, Chair-
man; A. J. Crane, E C. Lynch.
6. Philosophy, Logic, and Rhetoric — Revs. Peter Mclntyre, Chair-
man; Willard Conger, J. A. Vache.
7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. J. N. H. Summer-
ell, Chairman; G. B. Hanrahan, W. T. Wadley, H. H. Leach.
[The Stated Clerk is not certain of accuracy in the personnel
of all the Committees.]
ROLL OF MINISTERS AND CHURCHES
H. B. SEAEIGHT - _ Washington, N. C.
J. N. H. SUMMEEELL _ New Bern, N. 0.
G. B. HANEAHAN Kinston, N. C.
PETEE McINTYEE Goldsboro, N. C.
A. J. CEANE Tarboro, N. C.
W. T. WADLEY Edenton, N. C.
F. H. SCATTEEGOOD Elizabeth City, N. C.
WILLAED CONGEE Eocky Mount, N. C.
J. T. WILDMAN Parmalee, N. C.
H. H. LEACH Greenville, N. C.
D C. WILLIAMSON Chilpancingo, Mexico
J. A. VACHE New Bern, N. C.
W. S. HAEDEN Greenville, N. C.
L. COOK CAMPBELL Fountain, N. C.
J. A. SATTEEFIELD Eocky Mount, N. C.
J. L. YANDELL Goldsboro, N. C.
E. C. LYNCH Wilson, N. C.
W. A. GAMBLE Pinetops, N. C.
EOCKY MOUNT, First
EOCKY MOUNT, Second
WM. & MAEY HAET CHAPEL